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Title : Requirements for Distributed Authoring and Versioning on
the World Wide Web
Author(s) : J. Slein, F. Vitali, J. Whitehead, D. Durand
Filename : draft-ietf-webdav-requirements-00.txt
Pages : 16
Date : 06/02/1997
Current World Wide Web (WWW or Web) standards provide simple support for
applications which allow remote editing of typed data. In practice, the
existing capabilities of the WWW have proven inadequate to support
efficient, scalable remote editing free of overwriting conflicts. This
document presents a list of features in the form of requirements which, if
implemented, would improve the efficiency of common remote editing
operations, provide a locking mechanism to prevent overwrite conflicts,
improve link management support between non-HTML data types, provide a
simple attribute-value metadata facility, provide for the creation and
reading of container data types, and integrate versioning into the WWW.
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